• Retractable Roof a Gamble for Falcons' Stadium

    by Matt Kempner August 2017

    In a perfect-ish world, the super-expensive retractable roof on the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta would, you know, retract.

  • Capital One Arena New Name of D.C. Venue

    by Todd Dybas August 2017

    New signs, shorter lines and a better overall experience — that's what the name change at the Verizon Center turned Capital One Arena will mean for fans, Ted Leonsis promised Wednesday. For the businessman who owns the building and most of the teams that play in it, the deal represents the possibility of a healthier bottom line. The downtown home of Mr. Leonsis' professional franchises — the Capitals, Wizards, Mystics and Valor — as well as the Georgetown Hoyas, has been renamed Capital One Arena, starting immediately. As part of the naming rights deal, the arena, previously the Verizon Center, will undergo $40 million in upgrades.

  • Braves' New Ballpark Fuels Revenue Spike

    by Tim Tucker August 2017

    The move to SunTrust Park is paying off for the Braves, according to financial results disclosed Wednesday. The Braves brought in revenue of $176 million in the April-through-June quarter, a 34 percent increase from$131 million in the same period last year, team owner Liberty Media said in its quarterly financial report. Expenses also were up sharply, but the Braves' operating profit before depreciation and amortization -- a key measure of a pro sports franchise's economic performance -- rose to $27 million for the quarter, compared with $12 million in the same period last year.

  • USF Announces Results of Stadium Feasibility Study

    by Courtney Cameron August 2017

    On Tuesday, the University of Southern Florida announced the findings of a $75,000 feasibility study to examine potential locations and construction costs for a new on-campus stadium.

  • 2017 CrossFit Games: A Venue Transformed

    by Andy Berg August 2017

    The 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games were held Aug. 3-6, in Madison, Wis., at the city's Alliant Energy Center. The venue features five main areas, including four primary structures and a 29-acre outdoor venue. CrossFit Games organizers added a number of temporary structures for food and merchandise vending, a two-story VIP lounge, an obstacle course, a Cyclocross course and other outdoor event areas. Here's an in-depth look at how one venue was transformed to host some of the fittest athletes on the planet.  Adobe Spark Page

  • Bucks' New Training Facility Wows Players

    by Gary D'Amato August 2017

    The 77,500-square-foot Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Science Center officially opened Thursday, though Bucks players have been using the facility for several weeks.

  • Opinion: Olympics Should Consider Permanent Host City

    by Adam Minter August 2017

    Angelenos have waited 33 years for the Summer Olympics to return to their city. Last week, they received word that they'll only have to wait 11 more.

  • Christiansburg Mulls New Community Rink

    by Yann Ranaivo August 2017

    Christiansburg town officials are taking a page out of Roanoke's playbook as they look for ways to draw more visitors to downtown.

  • Plans to Rename Verizon Center Fall Short

    by Thom Loverro August 2017

    Ted Leonsis had hoped for a big payday for the international naming rights for his arena, the Verizon Center, going so far as to hiring a company to secure those rights.

  • Tar Heels Practice at Kenan Stadium During Construction

    by Bob Sutton August 2017

    With an indoor practice facility under construction and the previous practice site unavailable, the Tar Heels are holding workouts in Kenan Stadium.